I properly met Jenna and Darren two years ago when they began the process of creating their ceremony, but I think I probably first met them at the wedding of Darren's brother, Sean when he married Natasha back in 2011: theirs was the third wedding I've conducted for the Comerford family over the last decade, so it was lovely to see them all gathered together again to celebrate another very happy occasion.
As you can see from the photographs, there was a BIG wedding party: no fewer than six groomsmen and seven bridesmaids, including Ayda, Jenna and Darren's baby daughter: when they came in, to the sounds of the Dougie Maclean classic Caledonia, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. As I often warn grooms-to-be, it's always the big boys who cry when their bride comes in, and I wasn't wrong that day!
I loved how they told their story: as they said, it wasn't the most romantic one you've ever heard, but it took only a couple of weeks from their first date before Darren got down on one knee and asked Jenna if she would be his girlfriend. He got a slap for making a scene, but ever since, he's made Jenna the happiest girl in the world!
When they got back from their honeymoon, they sent me these photographs taken by Dan and Matt of Fern Photography, along with these words.
Thank you so much for conducting our wedding. It was just what we wanted and so many family & friends said it was one of the best services they have witnessed.
Telling our story the way you did made it even more special to us. You're a natural and you bring a little bit of magic to the day. It was really lovely that you stayed behind to talk to our guests and caught up with us. Thank you for all your help & guidance.
All our love
Mr & Mrs Comerford :)
Matt and Dan from Fern photography put this slideshow together, which is a great idea, but as Jenna and Darren said, they've got a wedding film too, and like them I can't wait to see it, because that part of the day went by in a flash, so if you're reading this, Matt of Next Scene Films, please let me know when it's online!
Thank you so much, Mr and Mrs Comerford: it was a pleasure to conduct your wedding ceremony and I wish you and the family nothing but happiness in the years to come!